The trouble with our public discourse lies right at the heart of what so many of us have realized before. Bold print catches attention. Fine print holds the truth. If somebody tries to convince you of something that they’ve reduced to a meme, they’re feeding you propaganda. People are dying because we can’t pay long-enough attention.
The only exception I can think of is Love Wins. And even that should have asterisks that say things like 1. Eventually. 2. After it kicks you around a little. 3. Perhaps not in a way that you anticipate or even like.
(Originally posted October 15, 2016)